How Art Helps UI/UX Designer
UI implies User Interface which is a graphical layout of an application that is meant to be viewed on computers, home appliances, mobile devices, and other electronic devices for easy use and experience of consumers. The buttons we click on, the image sliders, text entry fields, images and icons, screen layouts, and transitions all are designed by the UI developer of an application.
To put it simply, UI designers are responsible for the look and appearance of an application that we use. They can make decisions and plan their ideas more efficiently with prior knowledge of visual art and its elements. The choice of color schemes, shapes of buttons we click on, the width of lines, and fonts all have to be considered to create a good design for consumers so that they can have a better experience of using the application. UI designers are highly concerned with the aesthetic appearance of their creations. It should be visually attractive, stimulating, and properly themed to match the purpose, identity, or personality of the app. Learning principles of composition, basics of color theories, and understanding unity, and harmony in visual art lessons help UI designers to create efficient layouts of balance with texts and images. These layouts are done through digital illustrations and sketches. The better the design, the easier it becomes for a consumer to navigate through the app with a smooth interaction. This experience of the user is called UXD or User Experience Design. UX designer determines how easy or difficult it is to interact with the user interface elements that have been created by the UI designers. Hence UX designers are also concerned with the user interface of an application. This means UI designers have the task of deciding how the user interface will look, UX designers are in charge of determining how the user interface operates. In both cases, they have to ensure the adequate structure and function of the interface. Visual balance is important to see how all the colors and images in the application are relatable to each other, and how well the parts are organized. Research plays a pivotal role for both UI and UX designers. Both disciplines need to gather as much good information as possible to assist them in crafting appropriate designs, and both follow a similar approach. Visual art classes and art history lessons help us to develop this research-oriented mindset where we learn to decipher the meanings of ancient as well as contemporary artworks and architectures. Extensive research ensures better creative designs. UI and UX designers research what users want and expect from the sort of applications being developed. This research is often iterative, involving usability sessions, where real users will interact with scaled versions of certain functionality or visual designs being tested to determine whether the designers are moving down the proper path.
So prior knowledge regarding visual art and its elements develops the skills of interface designers while generating prototypes, and wireframe renderings of interface elements to gauge a user’s response strictly to the functionality being tested.
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